Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Works in Progress

Shimmer  36" x 24"  Oil

Chit-chat  20" x 16"  Oil

Two works in progress....the first, a bigger version of a favourite which sold. The second, from a friends' photo, which just made me giggle.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

WA - Transport

There is a definite advantage with watercolour to drawing your subject first! OK if you like wonky boats. I like the middle one best....what say you?

Thursday, 12 January 2012

WA 'Abstract'

COAST  10" X 12"  OIL £50

DELTA  5" X 7"  OIL £25

Thursday, 5 January 2012



ICICLE  9" x 6" Watercolour

ICICLES  11" X 9"  Watercolour

The topic was 'snow and ice'.
I have in mind to take watercolours to the WA every week, with an aim to stop being scared of them! This, I think, is the first time I have enjoyed using them, and it is thanks to Jean Haines. I watched her demo on TV and, while she made it look easy, I could relate to her use of colour straight from the tube, but more importantly her way of laying down her colour and letting it do it's own thing. Fast and loose! But only to a certain extent. Her lesson in control was like a light switching on!
Now, having said all that, next weeks' topic is 'abstract'..........back to oils for that one methinks!

Wednesday, 4 January 2012


An 18th birthday gift for Tess.

The last arty thing I did in 2011, and sadly, the last 18th birthday for relatives of my friend Grace!